I delayed my ALIF due to bronchitis three days pre-op.
My surgeon says that I'll have surgery mid day and be discharged the next afternoon. He says full return to travel activities in 4 weeks.
I fly every week somewhere.
The horror stories I read on this board have made me reconsider this whole thing.
I was up an about after total hip replacement surgery in no time. Back to work in 4 weeks. Off pain meds in 6 weeks.
All I read on here is about four days in the hospital and months of pain, and inability to sit for any length of time.
HAs anyone ever had an ALIf that went well?
L3-L4 Laminectomy micro-discectomy 2008
ALIF L5-S1 2012
Facet Joint Ablation L2 to S1 2012
Facet Joint Ablation. L2 to S1 2015